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Encyclopedia > Iota Capricorni

Iota Capricorni (abbr.: 32/ι Cap) is a star in the constellation Capricornus. Its apparent magnitude is 4.28. Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ...

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Observing The Sky » Neptune in September, 2006 (291 words)
The constellation Capricorn is to the SSE almost midway up in the south at 11:00pm CDT and the NE part of it that Neptune is located in still doesn’t set until near 5:00am.
You are more apt to spot it through much less expensive and steadily-handheld binoculars (7-12x magnification) as it forms a binocular pairing with the +6.9 magnitude orange star of SAO 164301 only 2 tenths of a degree to its SSE then.
Neptune is the fainter “star” further NNW (up) from it; this binocular duet is right between Iota Capricorni and orange +5.1 magnitude star 29 Capricorni.
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